Monday, 10 December 2012

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Synopsis (from Goodreads)

Pages: 408
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Released: 18th of September 2012

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.

His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

What I Have to Say 

 This book was really good, it had the beautiful writing, suspense and sudden twists that I enjoy reading from Maggie Stiefvater, but for some reason, it didn't really feel like her writing. I don't know if it was the third person narration or how long it took her to set everything up, but it ruined my enjoyment of the bok. 

That said, I really did enjoy it. I loved the relationship between the boys and Blue and her family. I also really loved Noah. I can't say what I liked about him without spoiling, but his character were so interesting. 

So I do recommend this book, but if you're a fan of Maggie Stiefvater, just go into it as if you've never read a book by her before.

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